Lana Dalley

Contact Information

Office: GH-426

Voice: 657-278-2452

Dept: 657-278-3163

Lana L. Dalley

Professor / Department Vice Chair


I came to the CSUF Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics in 2006, after earning a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Washington.


2005, Ph.D., University of Washington

2001, M.A., University of Washington

1999, B.A., University of Evansville

Research Areas

19th-century British Literature, women writers, economic theory, feminist and gender theory. 

Courses Regularly Taught

19th-century British literature and culture; History of the Novel; Women’s Writing; Jane Austen; Gender Studies; Feminsit Theory; Literature and Film


Women’s Economic Writing in the Nineteenth Century, an anthology of primary sources (under contract with Routledge Press).

Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo, co-edited with Dr. Kellie Holzer (Virginia Wesleyan University), with critical introduction. Special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (Summer 2020)

Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, co-edited, with critical introduction, with Dr. Jill Rappoport (University of Kentucky), Columbus: Ohio State University Press (2013; paperback, 2017).

“Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the (Economic) Limits of Liberal Feminism.” Women, Money, and Markets (edited volume, forthcoming)

“The Affective Affordances of Victorian Women: Experiential Criticism and Nell Stevens’s The Victorian and the Romantic.” Neo-Victorian Studies (forthcoming, Fall 2022) 

“Confronting ‘White Feminism’ in the Victorian Literature Classroom.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies special issue “Teaching to Transgress” (May 2021)

“Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo: An Introduction.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. (Summer 2020) 

“Political Economy.” The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing. Palgrave Macmillan, (forthcoming)

“Women’s Movements & The Mainstreaming of Political Economy.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, eds. Matt Seybold and Michelle Chihara. Routledge, 2019

“Mediations on Value in Mansfield Park, or Jane Austen tries to balance the books.” Women’s Writing. (Fall 2018)

“Political Economy and Literature.” The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Dino Franco Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes, editors. London: Blackwell Publishers (August 2015).

“Fatal Postponements: Production and Consumption in George Gissing’s The Odd Women” Victorians Institute Journal. (Winter 2012)

“On Harriet Martineau’s Illustrations of Political Economy (1834)” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web (Fall 2012).

“Domesticating political economy: language, gender, and economics in the Illustrations of Political Economy.” Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society, and Empire, eds. Cora Kaplan and Ella Dzelzainis. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010: 103-117.

“The Economics of  ‘a bit of victual,’ or Malthus and Mothers in Adam Bede.” Victorian Literature and Culture 36.2 (Fall 2008): 549-567. 

“The least ‘Angelical’ poem in the language’: Political Economy, Gender, and the Heritage of Aurora Leigh.” Victorian Poetry 44 (Winter 2007): 525-542. 

Office Hours

Spring 2024

M 1:00pm - 3:00pm

W 10:00am - 11:00am